Tuesday, 20 November 2007

Wayne Thomas Piece on CIS Talent from Calgary, Alberta

Calgary Talent Spread Across the CIS By Wayne Thomas... There are, by our quick count, at least 22 Calgary area players who are suiting up for CIS teams across the country, with the largest group (8), of course, right here with the Dinos. There are another 4 playing at Lethbridge, and then ones and twos all the way from UVic to UNB. It is not an easy task to crack the lineup at the CIS level, and, of these 22, Calgary has produced several are among the top players in the country. Jeff Price and Robbie Sihota are establishing themselves for the Dinos, and Duncan Milne, a 6'9" post player from Queen Elizabeth HS, is the starting big man for a strong Guelph Gryphons team. Mark Lynch, a 5th yr., 6'7" post for Saskatchewan, Churchill HS and MRC, is an important cog for the Huskies. Richard Steed, the point guard from Dr. E.P. Scarlett, is improving his numbers every season for the Pronghorns, and Ryan Anderson, his Lethbridge teammate, ex-Sir Winston Churchill HS, is a starter at forward. Brent Traxel, a 5th year at Thompson Rivers, Cochrane HS, has had some good scoring stats, while Sean Landry, 6'10", Bishop Grandin, is starting in the post for the Manitoba Bisons. Freshmen standout Tyler Fidler, Western Canada HS, 6'8" guard, is key for the Dinos future, along with Strathmore HS guard, Brennen Fule. The Dinos are also eager to sign Bert Church HS , Airdrie, senior post player, 6'6" Dominyc Coward, who was a Tournament All-Star this past summer as he led the Alberta U17 squad to a gold medal at Nationals. Two other outstanding Calgary area players were recruited by Calgary, but chose to go elsewhere ... Kyle Landry (Bishop Grandin), a 6'9" standout, 4th yr., for Northern Arizona University and Josh Whyte, Pearson HS, a 6'2" guard, who played one outstanding year at UVic, after starring at MRC. Here is a list of Calgary area (we will claim our 'satellite towns' as part of our area) players on CIS rosters for the 2007-08 season.

Calgary Dinos = Eight Calgary players ... Jeremy Odland, 5th yr. - Lord Beaverbrook HS, MRC; Robbie Sihota, 3rd yr. - Lester Pearson HS; Jeff Price, 3rd yr. - Lord Beaverbrook HS, MRC; Joel Bancroft, 3rd yr. - Bert Church, Red Deer College; Tyler Fidler, 1st yr. - Western Canada HS; Brennen Fule, 1st yr. - Strathmore HS; plus Dinos redshirts ... Dustin Reding - Bowness HS, Jordan Flagel, Bish. O'Byrne HS.

Alberta Golden Bears - Patrick Maloney, 3rd ... H. Wisewood, Augustana Coll.

Saskatchewan Huskies - Mark Lynch , 5th yr. - Sir Winston Churchill HS, MRC

Lethbridge Pronghorns - Richard Steed - Scarlett HS, Ryan Anderson - Churchill HS, Greg Jobagy - Beaverbrook HS, Remington Stemler - Wm. Aberhart HS.

Manitoba Bisons - Sean Landry - Bish. Grandin HS

Regina Cougars - Steven Christie, Cochrane HS

Thompson Rivers Wolfpack - Brent Traxel , Cochrane HS, Simon Doty, Holy Trinity, Okotoks

Trinity Western Spartans - Lance Verhoeff, Calgary Christian HS

Victoria Vikes - Pierce Anderson, Central Memorial HS

Guelph Gryphons - Duncan Milne, Queen Elizabeth HS

Waterloo Warriors - Reid Siemieniuk, Bish. Grandin HS

New Brunswick Reds - Thor Jensen - High River

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